Friday, 28 April 2017

The week in Fantasy Premier League: Double Gameweek disasters, cheap alternatives and mini-league strategy

We’ve all nodded along sagely to warnings that Double Gameweek players don’t necessarily outscore their single-fixture counterparts, but it takes a week like this to make us actually believe it.
Alvaro Negredo quickly became chief scapegoat in what turned out to be a classic case of valuing fixtures over player quality and team form.

As Christian Benteke (CRY, 7.3) gleefully sunk Liverpool, ‘Negredon’t’ replaced ‘Blankaku’ as a watchword for the false promise of DGWs.

We’ve been here before, of course.
Who among us hasn’t felt like a player only ever scores as soon as we sell him?
But while we curse the Negredos, Rashfords and Zahas, there’s an alternate lesson to be learned here, and that’s being open to forgive that player who so callously betrayed your faith in him.
We all have our heroes and villains in FPL, but disaster awaits the manager who lets history get in the way of sound judgement.
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